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Magnificent Marsh Mammals

Sep 25, 2022 4:00PM—6:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

What mammals inhabit our fascinating marshes at Jug Bay? Find out, and perhaps see some in person on an evening hike through the woods and along the edge of the marsh. Join Chuck Hatcher, Jug Bay’s resident expert on otters, for a 1-3 mile walk. Look and listen for signs of activity while Chuck shares…

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Mysteries of the Marsh – Birding Canoe

Sep 24, 2022 4:00PM—8:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

Join Ornithologist David Blockstein, Bard College, to discover the abundant bird life in the wetlands of Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. David has been birding since the 5th grade and leading birding trips since he was in graduate school at the University of Minnesota. We will paddle the Patuxent River and some of the smaller branches…

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Field Work Fridays

Sep 23, 2022 9:00AM—12:00PM

Various Jug Bay Parks locations Lothian, MD

Every Friday Year Round  Kick off the weekend with the great feeling that comes with doing good and important work! Join our Field Work Fridays at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. Every Friday rain or shine, volunteers join staff naturalists to tackle a stewardship project in need of support. Projects include invasive plant removals, trash clean-ups,…

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Pollinator Wednesday 

Sep 21, 2022 8:00AM—11:00AM

Jug Bay's - Emory Waters Nature Preserve  6032 Pindell Road, Lothian, MD 20711

Every Wednesday Year Round  Join Jug Bay staff and volunteers on Wednesdays 9 am – 12 noon at the Emory Waters Nature Preserve. To beat the summer heat we will meet 8-11 am June 22-Sept 14, 2022. See Jug Bay’s newest property and learn about native perennials that support our native butterflies, bees, and other…

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Preschool Explorers! (Cancelled)

Sep 21, 2022 10:00AM—11:30AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

***This event has been cancelled. Please see October for the next Preschool Explorers program.*** Bring the little ones to explore nature! Learn about a nature topic and then head out to experience the Sanctuary. We look, feel, listen, and discover at preschooler speed. Dress for the weather – we will always try to go outside!…

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Everything Butterfly Garden 

Sep 20, 2022 7:00AM—10:00AM

Jug Bay's Glendening Nature Preserve  5702 Plummer Lane Lothian, MD 20711

Every Tuesday morning, when weather permits  Regular hours are 8-11 (April 12 – Sept 27), 7 am start in the heat of the summer Join fellow gardeners, butterfly watchers, and native plant enthusiasts in our butterfly garden maintenance group. Volunteers weed, water, prune, socialize, and otherwise maintain the Butterfly Garden near the Glendening Preserve’s Plummer…

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Free Patuxent River Clean Up by Canoe

Sep 18, 2022 10:00AM—2:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

Have fun on the water and help clean up the Patuxent River. We will paddle the Patuxent and Western Branch picking up trash along the way, while looking for beavers, muskrats, osprey, bald eagles, red winged black birds, ducks, and many other animals. See the beautiful colors of plants blooming in the wetlands and along…

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Fish of Jug Bay Inaugural Citizen Science/Kayak Experience

Sep 17, 2022 7:00AM—12:00PM

Jug Bay’s Emory Waters Nature Preserve 6032 Pindell Road Lothian, MD 20711

      Rain date September 18th Join Jug Bay Volunteer Naturalists in Jug Bay’s newest Participatory Science Survey. See how the fish community in a tidal freshwater marsh reflects the changing tides and discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary’s newest property, the Emory Waters Nature Preserve. We will start with a seine net survey at…

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Cancelled – Mysteries of the Marsh – Evening Canoe Paddle

Sep 17, 2022 5:00PM—9:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

Cancelled – Discover the abundant wildlife and plants at the wetlands of Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. We will paddle the Patuxent River and some of the smaller branches to look for beavers, muskrats, osprey, bald eagles, red winged black birds, ducks, and many other animals. See the beautiful colors of plants blooming in the wetlands…

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Fantastic Fungal Friends

Sep 17, 2022 9:30AM—11:30AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

Join Audubon Naturalist Society Adult Education Director and Mycologist, Serenella Linares, in a visit to one of her favorite mushroom hunting spots: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. This site offers one of the most diverse macrofungi sites of the region, and it’s host to one of the most brilliant bioluminescent species of the Mid-Atlantic! Learn about…

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